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The US is opening an embassy in Jerusalem. Why is there a furore?

Updated : May 14, 2018 02:35 PM IST

The opening ceremony is at a US consular building in the Arnona neighbourhood.
It will house an interim embassy for the ambassador and a small staff until a larger site is found.
The compound cuts across the 1949 Armistice Line that separated West Jerusalem from No Man's Land, which Israel captured in the 1967 Six Day War and has held under occupation ever since.
The US is opening an embassy in Jerusalem. Why is there a furore?

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